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Raspberry PI Zero W 2 launched today

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Bicurico:
https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/new-raspberry-pi-zero-2-w-2/

Still available, at least I could order one flagged as available at local reseller (https://mauser.pt/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=096-4559&src=raspberrypi), but they are sold as 1 unit per person.

Regards,
Vitor

evb149:
It is pretty astounding foolishness to have these "one order per person" limits from some resellers of these.
I mean it is nothing if not an IoT device being small and wireless and having computing capability.
So one unit isn't even a particularly satisfactory prototype / development set where one likely wants one or
more of the following configurations to develop & test with:

NODE A <--> NODE B

NODE A <--> HUB / collector / gateway (probably often also the same kind of device configured differently)

"FIELD" TEST NODE +  desktop / bench development test node.

Not even to elaborate on the mesh / cluster networking type arrangements where one wants several sensor nodes in a group all communicating with some other edge / hub / gateway node.

Wake me up when you can get like at least  4 nodes at MSRP with one shipping / handling charge and not having to buy unwanted useless things like cases, power supplies, etc. which don't make much sense for many kinds of IoT development projects.

Even for non IoT / wireless stuff having at least two devkits of the same kind is often practically the thing one
wants to do for breadboard vs. debugging & experimenting oriented uses.



djacobow:

--- Quote from: evb149 on October 29, 2021, 04:08:54 am ---It is pretty astounding foolishness to have these "one order per person" limits from some resellers of these.

--- End quote ---

Never ascribe to stupidity what can more easily be explained by malice.

The product isn't profitable at the price it's offered, so they force you to pay shipping over and over. And that's just for hobbyists that need a few.

Your can't design a product around it, unless it's also for hobbyists that will get the pi on their own.

jeremy:
On the one per person; it isn’t great, but there is the whole component shortage going on…

djacobow:

--- Quote from: jeremy on October 29, 2021, 04:24:09 am ---On the one per person; it isn’t great, but there is the whole component shortage going on…

--- End quote ---

True, but the Pi Zero W has always been sold this way. You've never been able to buy more than one at one at the "Pi Foundation price". There are people who will sell you more than one at once on Amazon, but at a higher price.

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